Construction begins this week on a new home for PEI, the fuel and fluid handling industry’s largest trade association. The one-story, 7,300-square foot building at 6514 East 69th Street will sit on a 31,968-square foot lot in mid-town Tulsa, Okla.

The new building replaces the PEI Headquarters building that was built in 1976 and destroyed by fire in February 2014. It will sit on the foundation of the previous PEI Headquarters building and feature 14 offices, a 325-square foot conference room and a centrally located collaboration room. The building will include a 662-square foot employee break room with full kitchen, serving island, communal table and an employee lounge. The building will be fully ADA-compliant.

The exterior of the new building will feature the extensive use of glass, in addition to white oak, bronze and a limestone veneer. The design also includes two courtyard areas, one of which will feature a steel, ivy-covered pergola; ivy covered back wall, multiple planting areas and a large patio.

“The new PEI headquarters facility will provide association staff with a comfortable and collaborative atmosphere to better serve its members,” said Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President of PEI. “The fire gives us an opportunity to build a place that members will be proud of and will house the PEI staff for decades to come.”

The new headquarters building is scheduled for completion in May 2015 and was designed by W Design, LLC of Tulsa. It is being built by KBI Construction of Jenks, Okla.

Founded in 1951, PEI is comprised of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. The association is committed to promoting the value of distributor services, and improving the business relationships and practices of its members. PEI is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information, please contact Chris Bouldin at cbouldin@pei.org or visit www.pei.org.